It’s really happening!!! (That’s a valid use of exclamation points.)
On October 21, 2017 at noon CST, CHIRP will begin broadcasting on 107.1 FM in Chicago. An event ten years in the making. Perhaps it seems like more. But as people who say things say, “This is for real.”)
As people also say, this is expensive. The FM broadcast will cost our beloved listener-supported independent community radio station an additional $15k per year. That’s to cover stuff like transmitter fees, antenna maintenance, roof rents and other sexy-sounding expenses.
Which is why I’ve come out of fundraising retirement to try to raise $107.10 to go towards CHIRP’s fall fundraising campaign goal of $25k.
Why should you give? Well, maybe you love music you can’t hear anywhere else handpicked by live DJ’s (all volunteers) and uninterrupted by commercials. Maybe you love me and my occasional DJ appearances on CHIRP. Maybe you merely like me and not so much my DJ work. Maybe you like my dog Clarence. These are all worthwhile reasons. There are millions more but I’m far too lazy to list them.
As always, any amount is greatly appreciated. No amount is too small. (Though I’m unsure if the online donation form will accept a gift of one cent.) All who donate will receive their choice of a one-of-a-kind photo of Clarence, a play date with Clarence or a lick on the face from Clarence. If you’re interested in giving at the $60 and up level there are some great thank you posters, t-shirts and drinking flasks available if you donate here
Thanks to those who have given in the past. Your money has helped the station get to its big moment in time. Let’s keep independent local radio alive.
David AKA DJ Sherbert
MAKE A GIFT TO CHIRP TODAY!
CHIRP is a listener-supported, community-powered radio station—your gift makes everything we do possible!
Please make a gift supporting our fall fund drive so we can continue to bring you great music and events! Your gift will also help us launch our broadcast at 107.1FM in October 2017!
If you would like to become a sustaining member by making a recurring donation (monthy or quarterly), or select a fall campaign thank you gift, please visit CHIRP’s main donation page to make your contribution (and don’t forget to enter the name of the CHIRP Volunteer or DJ in the “How did you hear about CHIRP” section so they can receive credit for your gift!)
|Hunter Fine||09/22/2017||$10.00||For Clarence||Jean-Marie Rodriguez||09/22/2017||$10.00||Cheers too DJ Sherbert!||Dominic Lee||09/22/2017||$10.00||Friends of Clarence||Joshua Rodine||09/22/2017||$100.00||Rachel Sinon||09/22/2017||$25.00||Schermy & Clarence & Chirp, can't imagine a world without this trio!||Christine Wolf||09/22/2017||$25.00||Marty Harper||09/22/2017||$25.00||Julie Scott||09/22/2017||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||09/17/2017||$10.00||Tracy DeLuca||09/15/2017||$107.10||Keep it rockin'|